Department of Art and Art History Faculty

Carma Gorman publishes article in Texas CEO

Mon. August 24, 2015

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Carma Gorman publishes an article entitled, "How U.S. Law Shapes American Design," in Texas CEO Magazine.

New faculty appointments in Design and Studio Art

Mon. August 31, 2015

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Left: Nicole Awai. Right: Jiwon Park. Courtesy of the faculty.

The Department of Art and Art History is pleased to announce the appointments of Nicole Awai and Jiwon Park.

"We are thrilled to welcome Nicole and Jiwon to the department. Together, they bring incredible depth of experience and extend the vision of our faculty," said Jack Risley, Meredith and Cornelia Long Chair of the Department of Art and Art History.

Nicole Awai joins the department as an Assistant Professor in Painting and Drawing. Her work has been included in the inaugural Greater New York: New Art in New York Now at MoMA PS1 in 2000; the Biennale of Ceramics in Contemporary Art in 2003; the 2008 Busan Biennale in Korea; Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art at the Brooklyn Museum in 2007; and Open House: Working in Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Museum in 2004. Awai was a featured artist in the 2005 Initial Public Offerings series at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and she received a Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant in 2011 and an Art Matters Grant in 2013. She received a B.A. in 1991 and an M.F.A. in Multimedia Art in 1996 from the University of South Florida.

Jiwon Park joins the department as an Assistant Professor in Design. Park has worked as a visual designer at Samsung Electronics and as a graphic designer at Brand Environment Ltd. She co-founded 1/2 Project and DAREZ Inc. and founded Design Can Do. Park's works have been selected for 17 international design awards, including: iF, Red Dot, IDEA, Type Directors Club, Art Directors Club, Communication Arts, and the Adobe Design Achievement Award, among others. She was named a Next Generation Design Leader and awarded a 100,000 USD research grant by the Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy in both 2011 and 2012. Park received a B.F.A. from the Ewha Womans University in 2009 and an M.F.A. in Graphic Design in 2013 from the Rhode Island School of Design as a Fulbright scholar.

Beili Liu presents Sky Bridge in San Francisco

Wed. August 12, 2015

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Installation image courtesy of the artist.

Beili Liu presents a new site-responsive installation, Sky Bridge, in San Francisco. The installation is presented by the Chinese Culture Foundation and will be on view August 3–31, 2015.

International lectures by Linda Dalrymple Henderson

Mon. August 10, 2015

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On June 26, 2015 Linda Dalrymple Henderson presented a talk entitled "Invisible Dimensions of 29th Century Art" at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, Spain.

On August 13, 2015 Henderson will present a lecture entitled "Illuminating Energy in Early 20th Century Art" at the Energies in the Arts conference in Australia.

Richard Shiff lectures nationally throughout September

Thu. August 6, 2015

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Richard Shiff will lecture nationally during the month of September. Join him on September 3, 2015 for a lecture on Richard Tuttle at Pulitzer Arts in St. Louis, Missouri. September 13, 2015 Shiff will be in conversation with artist Jack Whitten at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. On September 24, 2015 Shiff will speak at The Phillips Collection in Washington DC about German art from the 1960s to present.

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